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Updated on 29 Apr, 2024


Master of Science (Zoology) (MSCZOO)

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 4 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 28,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:

  • The candidate should have passed the B.Sc. (Hons.)/B.Sc. (Major) in Zoology.

        or

  • B.Sc. (General/CBCS) with Zoology as one of the subjects.
  • The reservation policy of GOI will be applicable.

 

Medium of Instruction: English

The aim of this programme is to offer quality higher education at the post graduate level for the learners in building their careers in research and teaching in Zoology. In addition, it will provide an opportunity for knowledge upgradation and professional growth for the inservice personnel.
 
The programme of M.Sc. Zoology is developed in conformation with NEP 2020, as the courses are interdisciplinary in nature and are meticulously designed for vast scope of skills and applications to meet the demands of modern times.
 
The couses are intricately designed to provide you an indepth knowledge of the fundamental concepts in the core areas of Zoology viz. Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics, Comparative Animal Physiology and Biochemistry, as well as Genomics and Protemics, Immunology, Ecology and Bioinformatics.
 
Our elective courses in Parasitology, Animal Behaviour and Aquaculture are skill based courses. We are providing the programme with specialisation in Entomology (Insect Science) comprising of package of four special elective courses. Electives on Applied Entomology and Insect Toxicology are designed to acquaint you with the interesting areas of apiculture, sericulture, lac culture and recent insect management techniques in the field of Integrated Pest Management.
 
We will provide you adequate training in hands-on laboratory expriments based on all the theory courses. To boost your research spirit at the PG level, we have provided one course in Research Methodology. To put this course into practice, you are required to do a Project work in collaboration with other institutions/Industries.
 
Special Features of MSCZOO Program:
  • MSCZOO is being offered with specialization in Entomology.
  • Students have to do Project/Dissertation work.
Programme Objectives:

 

  • To impart higher education in the area of Zoology.
  • To provide an opportunity to the learners to upgrade their qualifications.
  • To provide opportunities to the learners in building their careers in research and teaching in Zoology.
  • To inculcate the spirit of resource conservation and love for nature.
  • To distinguish between the structure, function, behaviour and evolution of different animals.
  • To provide knowledge and skills in the applied areas of Zoology. 
Programme Details:
I Year (First Semester)
Course Codes
Title of the Course
Type of Course
Credits
MZO-001
Molecular Cell Biology (Core)
Theory
4
MZO-002
Genetics and Animal Biotechnology (Core)
Theory
4
MZO-003
Comparative Animal Physiology and Biochemistry (Core)
Theory
4
MZOE-001
Parasitology (Elective)
Elective
4
MZOL-001
Laboratory Course I
Lab
4
I Year (Second Semester)
MZO-004
Systematics, Biodiversity and Evolution (Core)
Theory
4
MZO-005
Genomics and Proteomics (Core)
Theory
4
MZOE-002
Animal Behavior and Animal Welfare Ethics (Elective)
 
4
MZOE-003
Aquaculture (Elective)
Elective
4
MZOL-002
Laboratory Course II
Lab
4
II Year (Third Semester)
MZO-006
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (Core)
Theory
4
MZO-007
Principles of Ecology (Core)
Theory
4
MZO-008
Immunology (Core)
Theory
4
MZO-009
Research Methodology (Core)
Theory
4
MZOL-003
Laboratory Course III
Lab
4
II Year (Fourth Semester)
MZOE-004
Insect Taxonomy and Morphology (Elective)
Elective
4
MZOE-005
Insect Physiology and Toxicology (Elective)
Elective
4
MZOE-006
Applied Entomology (Elective)
Elective
4
MZOL-004
Laboratory Course IV
Lab
4
MZOP-001
Dissertation
Project
4
 
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Programme Coordinators:
1.             Prof. Neera Kapoor, School of Sciences, IGNOU
                Email: neerakapoor@ignou.ac.in, Phone No.: 011-29572810
 
2.             Dr. Siya Ram, School of Sciences, IGNOU
                Email: siyaram1@ignou.ac.in, Phone No.:011-29572842
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[Updated on 11-Jul-2024]